The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Egyptian spy satellite

Egypt is about to launch a spy satellite:

Egypt will be able to spy on Israel from outer space if it successfully launches a new spy satellite Tuesday from Kazakhstan. The cameras on the EgyptSat 1 vehicle will be able to transmit photographs of objects four meters (13 feet) wide.
I guess they're trying to keep track of Rami Lakah.

Updated since 15 Jan: Apparently the satellite will be used for remote sensing -- officially at least.